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Alton Towers' operator to be sentenced following rollercoaster crash which left five injured

Alton Towers operator Merlin is due to be sentenced following the rollercoaster crash that left five people seriously injured.

Barnsley couple Leah Washington and Joe Pugh Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Barnsley couple Leah Washington and Joe Pugh were among those on the Smiler ride when the incident happened in June last year.

The company is expected to receive a large fine.



65-year-old Barnsley man found in potentially life-threatening condition

Police are investigating after a man in his 60s was found seriously injured in Jardine Street, Wombwell.

A cordon remains in place in Jardine Street Credit: Press Association

Emergency services were called to the area at about 10.30pm last night to reports that a 65-year-old man was lying in the street with possible serious head injuries.

He was taken to hospital where he currently remains in a serious and potentially life-threatening condition.

An investigation has been launched to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident and anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area last night is asked to contact police.

A cordon remains in place in Jardine Street while enquiries are carried out and the following roads are due to be closed for several hours, Hough Lane, Jardine Street, Pickup Crescent and Collindridge Road.

Scarborough Athletic pay tribute to Daniel Wilkinson

Scarborough Athletic FC have taken to Facebook to pay tribute the non-league footballer who died last night after collapsing on the pitch.

26-year-old Daniel Wilkinson made 14 appearances for the club after joining from Goole AFC in January 2015.

Daniel Wilkinson in action for his former club Scarborough Athletic FC Credit: Scarborough Athletic FC

RIP Daniel Wilkinson

We are shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Daniel Wilkinson after he collapsed on the pitch playing for Shaw Lane last night.

The 26-year-old made 14 appearances for Boro after joining from Goole AFC in January 2015.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

– Scarborough Athletic FC
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